BY JINGO, IT'S MINE! [No title given for original.]

A man was cutting straw in a machine on a chilly day, when one of his fingers was clipped off so smoothly that he did not discover the accident till one of his companions seeing it on the barn floor, asked him whose it was? Hodge looking at his own hands, exclaimed--'By jingo, it's mine!'


Source: New York Spirit of the Times 1.12 (3 March 1832): 4. University of Virginia Alderman Library.

Erin Bartels prepared this typescript.

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